The seventh edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) will start on November 20, 2020. With the current Covid-19 protocols, the tournament will be played behind closed doors, with all matches played in Goa. The league’s organizers have released schedules for the first 45 games, covering the first half of the season. The second stage of the matches is expected to be released in a few weeks.
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The ISL opener will witness Kerala Blasters and newcomer ATK Mohun Bagan closing the horns at the GMC stadium in Bambolim. The merger of ISK 2019-20 ATK champions and I-League champions Mohun Bagan has ensured the club is preferred ahead of the season.
On the other hand, Kerala Blasters have been quite engaged in the transfer market. After a couple of disappointing seasons, the club has chosen a groundbreaking reconstruction. This reconstruction witnessed a change of car head with the Spanish Kibu Vicuna entering. Vicuna previously worked with Mohun Bagan, lifting the I-League title last season.
The club has managed to attract some first class talent in the form of Gary Hooper, Nishu Kumar and Vicente Gomez.
ISL 2020 opens with a few interesting programs
The ISL couldn’t have had a better start than putting two fantastic teams on the card against each other. The first round of matches will also witness a successful clash between Odisha FC and Hyderabad FC.
Odisha FC has been able to strengthen its defensive unity with the signing of Steven Taylor. The former Newcastle United defender has been promoted by many experts and experts to come out well this season. The club also managed to attack ISL veteran Marcelinho, who previously played for Hyderabad.
Hyderabad FC, on the other hand, have also been busy in the transfer market, rebuilding and rethinking their team under new head coach Manuel Roca after finishing the bottom of the table last season. The likes of Aridane Santana, Fran Sandaza, and Subrata Pal will be key for the club this time around.
Posted October 30, 2020, 6:37 pm IST